Celebrating 125 Years

Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: Maureen Guirguis (Kenny), Professor and Co-Director of Human Trafficking Law Clinic Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John Morgan, Detective, Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
Karen McHenry, Homeless and Missing Youth Program Director, Bellefaire JCB
Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victims' Services and Outreach, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Renee Jones, Founder and CEO, Renee Jones Empowerment Center
Barbara Freeman, First Graduate of CATCH Court, Columbus, Ohio, Founder, Freeman Project
Kathleen Hackett, RN, BSN, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Coordinator, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, University Hospitals
Approved for 6.5 hours of in-person CLE credit
Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner, Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance, Professor Business and Society, Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern School of Business
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Juliet P. Kostritsky, Everett D. & Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
23
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Philip Hackney, James E. & Betty M. Phillips Associate Professor of Law, LSU Law Center
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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6 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
Glidden House
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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5.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Thursday
13
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia Law School
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kathryn S. Mercer, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
An Environmental Break Through? The Challenge of Climate Change, the Death of Environmentalism, and the Politics of Possibility
Sponsor
Environmental Law Lecture presented by the Center for Business Law and Regulation
FEB 13, 2008
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

Global climate change may present the greatest environmental challenge of all time. Despite claims of urgency, there has been little action. Does this represent a failure of environmental politics? Is the current regulatory approach to environmental protection capable of addressing the challenge presented by global warming? Current environmental laws do little to address the threat of climate change. Some analysts argue that new laws are not enough, however. Rather, a new paradigm of environmental protection is necessary that stresses innovation and opportunity, in place of the politics of limits that motivate many of the environmental laws on the books. This is part of the provocative thesis Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger advance in their book, Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility. This event will feature remarks by Nordhaus and Shellenberger, followed by commentary by Professor Jonathan H. Adler and Professor Ted H. Steinberg on the implications of the speakers' thesis for environmental law and policy.
Speaker Information
Ted Nordhaus, Chairman
The Breakthrough Institute

Ted Nordhaus is an author, researcher, and political strategist. He is co-author of Break Through and "The Death of Environmentalism." Over the last twenty years, Mr. Nordhaus has run major campaigns and initiatives for a large assortment of environmental and progressive political causes including the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), the Sierra Club, Environmental Defense, and Clean Water Action. He also served as the Campaign Director for Share the Water, a coalition of environmentalists, fishermen, farmers, and urban water agencies advocating reform of federal water policies in California, Executive Director of the Headwaters Sanctuary Project, and as a partner and political strategist with Next Generation and Evans/McDonough strategy and research firms serving political campaigns and environmental organizations. Mr. Nordhaus holds a B.A. in history from the University of California.

Michael Shellenberger, President
The Breakthrough Institute

Michael Shellenberger works on and writes about everything from energy to technology innovation to changing social values. As president of the Breakthrough Institute, he is a leading national advocate for the U.S. to make a 10-year, $500 billion public-private investment into cutting-edge clean energy technologies to achieve energy independence and restore America's economic competitiveness. He is co-author of Break Through and "The Death of Environmentalism." Mr. Shellenberger has written for L.A. Times, the American Prospect, Glamour Magazine, and other publications. He has worked as a strategist for efforts to win action on global warming, save the world's last redwoods, and improve working conditions for Nike factory workers in China. He was raised in Greeley, Colorado, received his B.A. from Earlham in Indiana, and received a Masters Degree in cultural anthropology from the University of California.

COMMENTARY:
Jonathan H. Adler

Professor & Director, Center for Business Law & Regulation

Jonathan H. Adler teaches environmental, regulatory, and constitutional law. He is the author or editor of three books on environmental policy, including Environmentalism at the Crossroads (1995). His articles have appeared in numerous publications ranging from the Harvard Environmental Law Review to The Wall Street Journal, and is a frequent commentator in the national media. A contributing editor to National Review Online, he is a regular contributor to the popular legal blog, "The Volokh Conspiracy." In 2004, Prof. Adler was awarded the Paul M. Bator Award, given annually by the Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies to an academic under 40 for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and commitment to students. Prior to this, he clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. From 1991 to 2000, Prof. Adler worked at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market research and advocacy group in Washington, D.C., where he directed the environmental studies program. He received his B.A. in 1991 from Yale University and his J.D. in 2000 from George Mason University.

Ted Steinberg
Professor of History and Law

Ted Steinberg came to Case in 1996 after teaching at Michigan and Rutgers (Newark). He has written numerous articles and four books: Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History (2002); Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster (2000); Slide Mountain, or the Folly of Owning Nature (1995); and Nature Incorporated: Industrialization and the Waters of New England (1991), the last a co-winner of the Willard Hurst Prize in American Legal History. A 1996 Guggenheim Fellow, he has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He received his B.A. from Tufts in 1983 and his Ph.D. from Brandeis in 1989.
Additional Information
Free and open to the public. One free hour of CLE credit for lawyers who attend.

Supplemental Readings:
· Fast, Clean and Cheap (Shellenberger, Nordhaus, Navin, Norris, Noppen)
· Lowdown on Doomsday (Adler)
· On Global Warming (Shellenberger, Nordhaus)
· Additional Suggested Readings

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